When he’s not hard at work on high-end residential or large commercial buildings, CTA architectural designer Jimmy Talarico transforms devalued materials such as thrift store candles and ash into fine art — and he’s gotten really good at it. One of his recent pieces has earned him a trip abroad, which he describes in a recent blog entry on memoriestomasterpiece.com:
Oh my gosh! On to Shanghai!
I just found out last Monday morning my piece Hard Soil Broken was juried into a show in Shanghai that will feature up to 10 select artists from Montana as well as top artists from China! As if this honor wasn’t enough, a 13-day trip to China is included (minus airfare) so the handful of us can attend various events around Shanghai including a workshop with Shanghai’s top artists, curators, and scholars to discuss strengthening ties between the Shanghai and Montana art communities amongst other things.
Main image: Another Talarico piece, Truth and Perception